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The Patient Safety Act will dramatically improve patient safety in Massachusetts hospitals by setting a safe maximum limit on the number of patients assigned to a nurse at one time, while providing flexibility to hospitals to adjust nurses’ patient assignments based on specific patient needs.

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Question on nurse staffing limits to appear on November ballot

Boston Business Journal: On Monday, the Committee to Ensure Safe Patient Care said the Secretary of the Commonwealth had certified 18,145 signatures to put a question on the ballot in November — far more than the 10,972 required signatures. The approval comes a few weeks after the Supreme Judicial Court rejected a challenge to the initiative by a hospital-backed group.

Nurse staffing, transgender, political spending questions set for ballot

Gloucester Times: Secretary of State William Galvin on Monday announced the numbers assigned to three ballot questions. Proposed mandatory nurse staffing levels will be Question 1 on the ballot. 

Nurses say YES for QUESTION 1: Patient Safety Act secured on the November ballot

Press Release: Patient Safety Act secured on the November ballot; Advocates tell supporters to vote YES on QUESTION 1.

Seven Questions About The 2018 Nurse Staffing Ballot Question In Massachusetts

WGBH: Should there be a legal cap on the number of patients assigned to one nurse? Here’s a look at the issue, the data and the potential impact

Nurses Do Battle Over Proposed Patient Limits

Yarmouth Wicked Local: A day after the initiative petition seeking to impose limits on the number of patients a nurse can be assigned to care for at one time cleared a court hurdle, supporters were in Hyannis to talk about the issue.

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